The Specialized Traffic Enforcement Unit (STEU) consists of three sheriff's deputies and a sheriff's sergeant who have received specialized training in traffic enforcement and community education. STEU is tasked with keeping our Lake County roadways safe. They work with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in targeting drunk or impaired drivers, distracted drivers and seat belt safety, to name a few. STEU focuses enforcement efforts in high-accident areas and run concentrated efforts to keep impaired drivers off our roadways.
The Sheriff’s Office collaborates with state and national safety enforcement initiatives: